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Boone and Scenic Valley Railroad

225 10th St, Boone, IA 50036
515-432-4249
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Ranked #2 of 5 attractions in Boone
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads
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Northville, Michigan
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We were in Des Moines for a week & on July 4th we decided to do the train ride. My kids were excited to ride a real train, so it was worth the price. Not a lot to look at during the ride besides a ton of trees! We did pass by a YMCA kids camp, the Des Moines river... More

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Iowa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

I have been on the train in Boone several times. My grandpa was a train buff, so we would be frequent visitors. We once took the dinner train, and it is worth the money, especially if you are with someone who loves all things trains! My husband and I recently took our daughter and three children I take care of... More

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Walton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I liked it. Unfortunately I get motion sick so I recommend taking something ahead of time. I did get to stand in the snack car with the wind blowing on me and that seemed to help. Then the trip was great. We had a wonderful time.

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New Lisbon, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Wonderful Night on the Dinner Train...the view....the food....the information ....the people who served us....was all so memorable....even tho it rained..Summer2014...shared with friends

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Emmetsburg, Iowa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My husband rented the Caboose and proposed to me during a ride in October 2012! Everyone was so nice and so helpful and supportive! It was so special and truly wonderful! It's a wonderful journey back in time! We were on it in the fall and the colors were beautiful. We want to ride it at different times of the... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I have always been fascinated by trains, especially steam engines and older trains. I didn't really know what to expect when we arrived, but it was an incredible experience. It was a warm day so we booked the air conditioned car. We got into the car and realized that the windows were tinted somewhat and that the views would not... More

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Anamosa, Iowa
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It was boring. There were only two "scenic" areas. The rest was a view of a kids camp, greenhouse, homes, and the sides of hills. There were no "concessions" on board like it said. The train swayed back and forth, so I'm glad we didn't have a meal on it. I would save your money unless you just want to... More

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Shropshire, England
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30 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We had avery nice train ride and an interesting tour of the museum, well worth a visit. Only disappointment was there is nowhere to get something to eat other than snacks and pop on the train. A small coffee bar in the Depot or Museum would add a great deal.

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Marshalltown, Iowa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

One of our group was waiting for a knee replacement and would have trouble boarding the dinner train, but the Conductor is an EMT and knew exactly how to help her board without any problems. The service by the two servers was great. They have a great sense of humor and made the trip a great deal of fun. Having... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

We took the Dinner Train on May 3 2014 . We were celebrating my birthday and our anniversy early May 6 and may 7 . We had a excellent time , trip and dinner were excellent . We will defently bring our grand children on a trip . The depot and museum were very nice . Lots of stuff to... More

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